China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan for war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly planning on deploying two aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan as part of its war games in August to rehearse for a future assault on the Taiwan-con...

Russia says it scales down war games amid pandemic

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday that Moscow has scaled down its military drills amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sergey Lavrov said that the Russian military also ...

China warns it could turn military exercises into invasion of Dongsha, Penghu, and Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Japanese media reports that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning on holding war games in August to prepare for a future assault on the...

Taiwan seeks opportunities to join RIMPAC 2020: Defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Monday (May 4) that the military is looking for opportunities to join the U.S.-led RIMPAC naval drills held biennially ...

World's militaries face a new enemy in virus outbreak

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as traditional conflicts grind on. Armies have had to enforc...

Tanks spotted in NE Taiwan as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan battle tanks were spotted prowling the streets of Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (March 25), as cross-strait tensions rise during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pand...

EU assessing Trump's travel ban from Europe as virus spreads

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday will evaluate President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United States amid deep concern over the economic impact of the mov...

The Latest: EU to assess US restrictions on travel

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The European Union says it will assess President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United St...

Taiwan postpones Han Kuang military drills amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Han Kuang military drills originally scheduled for next month will be postponed until the second half of the year due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbre...

Days after Brexit, UK navy arrives in Belgium for war games

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Britain may have just left the European Union, but the country's navy was the first to arrive for U.S.-led war games over the next six months across Europe. T...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2019. There are 39 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 19...

Russia sends air defense systems to Serbia for joint drills

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has airlifted its state-of-the-art air defense systems to Serbia for joint air defense drills, the first-ever such deployment. Russia's Def...

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen sweeping war games carried out by his nation's strategic nuclear forces. The drills on Thursday featured practice launches...

Russia to conduct sweeping drills of its nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will this week undertake a sweeping drill of its strategic nuclear forces. The Defense Ministry said the three-day exercise will begin Tuesday and inv...

Soldiers from Britain's Gurkha brigade join Bosnia war games

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nepalese Gurkha soldiers joined NATO-led peacekeepers, European Union troops and Bosnian forces this week for military exercises that included training to secure ai...